Avionics Production Test Supervisor in Poway, CA at Volt

Date Posted: 4/11/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Direct Hire
  • Location:
    Poway, CA
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  • Pay Rate
    $100000.0 - $130000.0/Year
  • Contact Name
    Volt Branch
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Job Description

Avionics Production Test Supervisor 

Job Summary

This position is responsible for managing day to day production and developmental programs. Develops and manages activities for the manufacturing assembly and test areas. Establishes operating policies and procedures and interprets, executes and recommends modifications to organizational policies. Coordinates activities of the production process, including supervising personnel, assigning work, and coordinating product flow through the production and final assembly phases.


  • Supervises test and assembly staff in various locations through all phases of production. Offers mentoring and coaching to manufacturing personnel.
  • Provides guidance to best resolve testing failures and issues.
  • Participates in the development of over-all objectives and long term goals of the group.
  • Must have participated in Lean Manufacturing activities and events
  • Leads or participates with teams to improve working environment and product throughput; and most importantly raise the level of awareness for lean manufacturing and continuous improvement.
  • Manages and participates in the planning, attraction, selection, retention, and development of human resources. Assigns, directs and reviews the work of employees.
  • Represents the production and assembly group with planning, test, quality, production control and engineering staff. Represents the group with outside vendors and customers regarding projects, operations, scheduling and contractual requirements.
  • Identifies staff development and training needs and ensures that training is obtained.
  • Maintains records, prepares reports, and composes correspondence relative to the work.
  • Analyzes work orders and blueprints to determine information such as material to be used, type and sequence of operations required. Ensures and monitors adequate usage and supply of all production materials and tooling.
  • Interprets, executes and recommends plans, policies, procedures and schedules.
  • Schedules and coordinates work assignments. Ensures accurate time charging.
  • Oversees configuration changes in the product and supports field upgrades and operations.
  • Responsible for observing all laws, regulations and other applicable obligations wherever and whenever business is conducted on behalf of the Company. Expected to work and lead the workplace in a safe manner in accordance with established operating procedures and practices.
  • Other duties as assigned or required.

Job Qualifications

  • Typically requires a Bachelors (Electrical Engineering preferred) degree and eleven or more years of professional experience in a production related environment emphasizing complex manufacturing and assembly techniques with at least five of those years in a supervisor capacity. May substitute equivalent experience in lieu of education.
  • Printed Wiring Assemblies (PWA’s) and unit level (or LRU) testing experience preferred.
  • Must have a "good foundation" of Lean manufacturing methodology.
  • Must be able to read schematics and blue prints
  • Must demonstrate a strong technical understanding of avionics principles and practices.
  • Must have proven project management and leadership skills, including organizing, planning, scheduling, and coordinating workloads to meet established deadlines or milestones.
  • Must have the ability to identify issues, analyze and interpret data and develop innovative solutions to a variety of complex problems and strong analytical, verbal and written communication skills to accurately document, report, and present findings to a variety of audiences.
  • May be required to represent the company on external projects, work extended hours, and travel as needed.
  • Must have excellent computer skills.

Travel Percentage Required : 0% - 25%

Clearance Required? Yes